Welcome to Verde Geraldine.

Here at Verde, the emphasis is on our seasonal produce-driven menu, exceptional coffee and warm service. We cater to various dietary restrictions and create all our food from scratch.

Immerse yourself in our vibrant garden cafe, while enjoying modern New Zealand cuisine, curated wines and beers, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

What we offer


Dinner in the garden

Join us for a taste of the best season.

Unwind after work and indulge in our beautifully presented dishes, and carefully curated wines for dinner in the garden every Friday evening from 5.30pm during the warmer months.

Book your table by calling 03 693 9616 or emailing info@cafeverde.co.nz              

Dine under the stars in our garden oasis – a perfect setting for enchanting evenings and delightful culinary experiences at Verde Geraldine.

Located in the old telephone exchange building, in the picturesque South Canterbury town of Geraldine is Verde, a vibrant cafe that has been a part of the Geraldine community for almost two decades. Surrounded by beautifully tended gardens, we strive to deliver an exceptional experience for everyone from locals to travellers passing through.

Our menu, created by Chef and Co-Owner Joe McKenzie, reflects our regional offerings and the changing seasons while incorporating his cooking experiences from around the world. At Verde, you will find contemporary breakfast and lunch dishes and excellent coffee and during the warmer months, we even open up our garden for dinner in the evenings.

Be surrounded by the vibrant greenery of our beautiful gardens while you enjoy the best of the region's offerings and hospitality.

From our customers


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